Monday, 4 December 2017

THE GLOW BEFORE THE SUNSET




                      ''Au revoir '' , said the Sun  with a smile
                        Sliding down the western horizon -
                        Painted in gold and crimson all over
                          Richer than ever in its glamour

                      My eyes followed it till the moment
                       It was no longer visible up there
                      And then found myself bewildered
                      As to where it suddenly disappeared !

         
                         Was it the end of a glorious journey
                        Across the endless firmament
                        Or the continuance of the same   grand show
                        On the other side of this vast universe ?

                       Where all over the land and seas
                       A whole living world  be getting up
                        Refreshed from a night's  restful sleep
                        To  welcome the new day with  cheer

     
                         While here, we are waiting keenly
                          For the evening shadows to deepen
                        So we could  wind up the day's labour
                          And  go to  rest in the night's fold

             
                        But neither we nor those  of our brothers
                        Living on the other side of  globe
                       Can ever wish the Sun to rest  for a while
                       As that would   threaten our own existence


                         And take its  appearance for granted
                         On the eastern sky each morning
                        To instil life force on the earth
                         With light and warmth and vigour!


           



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